Time of the week again when we turn to you users and consumers about what matters to you most in a smartphone. This time the question was ‘What is more important in a smartphone between Processor and OS’ asked on Facebook yesterday. We believe, it’s an ever-green question and plays very crucial role in tilting anyone’s decision if they are spoilt for choices between two or more smartphones. Moreover, technology is moving at such a fast pace that modern day smartphones can easily give a tough competition to computers when it comes to hardware configuration. But, the question is more important because both processor and OS works hand-in-hand to give fast and smooth experience to users. To give you an example- consider Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone offering smartphones with dual-core processors, whilst Android smartphones are loaded with quad-core and even octa-core processors. If we don’t compare the Operating Systems by the apps availability and their count, then all of them strive to provide smooth performance with almost zero lag. Without delving in to our thoughts about this question, let’s check what your responses were to the question-
User’s PreferencesAs expected, question elicited variety of replies from you with some having polarising preference to either Processor or OS, while some giving equal weightage to both of them.
Preference to OSLet’s accept it the smartphones OS have the ability to provide customizability options. Moreover, they’ve actually become app-phone offering tons of functionality based on the apps installed. Reasons you all gave supporting OS-
- Due to the simple fact that Android may lag and hang even in 8-cored processors, whilst other OS functions fine on less-capable hardware, which means OS should be given preference.
- Because OS will be using the processor capability and if its not good, then even high-speed processor would be useless.
- OS gives the main experience whereas processor resides inside the smartphone, hence OS is important.
Both getting equal importanceAs stated earlier, both OS and processors actually complement each other and in the end the smartphone depends upon both of them, so many of you supported this fact only with interesting answers-
- Processor has upper-hand without any doubts, but if a phone has crappy OS, then who’s going to buy that phone?
- Both are incomplete without each other.